Monday, October 17, 2011

Sarasota Fishing Report- 10-17-2011

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report

Anglers fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released snook, trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and albies during the past week. We had good action in Sarasota Bay with trout, blues and Spanish mackerel and with albies in the coastal gulf.

Jon Grimes and Tony Rich, both from Longboat Key, FL, fished Sarasota Bay with me on Tuesday. They caught and released numerous trout to 18”, blues to 4-lbs and Spanish mackerel on DOA Deadly Combos and Ultra Hair Clouser flies near Whale Key.

Fly anglers Dave Macomber, from MN, and his brother Scott Macomber, from MA, fished with me on Friday and Saturday. They had a good day on Friday catching and releasing 6 or 7 albies to 8 ½ lbs in the coastal gulf off Sarasota on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly. We snook fished in the ICW near Venice before dawn on Saturday morning where they caught and released 4 or 5 snook on the same fly. We fished the coastal gulf out of Venice after dawn and found Spanish mackerel, but no albies. We came upon an awesome scene as Spanish mackerel crashed a bait ball and 25 or 30 sharks cruised the bait ball with dorsal fins out of the water eating mackerel!

Next week’s outgoing tides in the morning should be good for fishing the coastal gulf or the flats. Look for reds along sand bars and in potholes at the bottom of the tide.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Rick Grassett 
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Longboat Key, Fl resident, Jon Grimes, caught and released this nice blue on a DOA Deadly Combo while fishing Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Dave Macomber, from MN, caught and released this albie on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the coastal gulf off Sarasota with Capt. Rick Grassett.

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